Live Acoustic Music Near Ann Arbor, Michigan

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Ann Arbor area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Ann Arbor host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Ann Arbor. Restaurants and cafes around town sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Oct 9, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Oct 15, 2020
Playing at Otus Supply (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Garfield House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Oct 30, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Trinity House Theatre (Listening Room)
International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone i
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at The Ark (Small Theater)
Nov 11, 2020
Playing at 20 Front Street (Listening Room)
Nov 27, 2020
Playing at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Ann Arbor, MI

House Concerts

Garfield House Concerts (Northville)
Manchester Underground (Manchester)
Maplewood Concert Series (Livonia)
Over Yonder Concert House (Toledo)
Lakehouse Music (East Lansing)

Listening Rooms

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor)
Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor)
The Black Crystal Cafe (Ann Arbor)
Trinity House Theatre (Redford)
Otus Supply (Ferndale)
20 Front Street (Lake Orion)
Pump House Concerts (East Lansing)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Green Wood Coffee House Series (Ann Arbor)
MAMA's Coffeehouse (Bloomfield Hills)
Ten Pound Fiddle (East Lansing)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Zou Zou's Cafe (Chelsea)
Brighton Bar and Grill (Brighton)
The Loving Touch (Ferndale)
Cadieux Cafe (Detroit)
The Village Idiot (Maumee)

Vineyards & Breweries

Ann Arbor Distilling Company (Ann Arbor)
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate (Grass Lake)

Libraries

Farmington Hills Community Library (Farmington Hills)

Small Theaters

The Ark (Ann Arbor)

Outdoor Music Series

Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization (Manchester)
Detroit Fleat (Ferndale)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mash (Ann Arbor)